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Greenback tornado scares woman in car and home

GREENBACK, Tenn. (WVLT)--The National Weather Service has confirmed that it was indeed a tornado that touched down in the Greenback community.

Linda Colvin, was driving on Highway 411.
Tammy Marine was at home when storm hit.
Linda Colvin is back on Highway 411 trying to see what is left after Wednesday's storms.
Linda Colvin says, "It was very scary and I don't think it lasted long. It seemed like it was a long time."

Linda was driving home, after visiting with her daughter, and at first there was only some light rain.
Colvin says, "I hit another patch of rain that was very heavy. I couldn't see. I tried to pull over to the side of the road and that's when the winds and the rain hit. All the windows went out of the car."

Now she is in shock that she walked away from the storm.
A feeling many people share who were in their homes.
Tammy Marine says, "I looked out the door and the wind was blowing in the backyard, but it wasn't in the front yard and I thought that was weird."

Tammy Marine was home with her husband and daughters, and did not know there was a tornado warning issued for the area.
Tammy says, "It was like an earthquake and the whole house was shaking. There for a minute I thought the roof was going to cave in."

The family hid out in the bathroom, waiting for the storm to pass.
That's when Tammy came outside with a flashlight and inspected the damage to her home.
Tammy says, "The roof, the structure of the house, everything. I've had everything in my yard from boats to TVs to clothing hanging in trees. Just a lot of debris"

She realized how lucky her family was.
Tammy says, "Some neighbors on Nine Mile Road had some roof damage, but the house directly across the street was ripped in half, but luckily everyone is okay."


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